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Keeseville in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mineral Spring

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2019
1. Mineral Spring Marker
Inscription.  Water from this spring was used medicinally & later sold in molded bottles as Dietade, flat or sparkling, from 1914 to 1942.
William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 • 561

 
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 561.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 44° 30.297′ N, 73° 28.736′ W. Marker is in Keeseville, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street east of Beach Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the former site of Keeseville's Dietade Mineral Spring Company. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 Main Street, Keeseville NY 12944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keeseville, New York War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Underground Railroad (about 700 feet away); Train Depot
Mineral Spring Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along Main Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2019
2. Mineral Spring Marker
(wide view looking west along Main Street)
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas F. Conway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rainbow Falls Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Boats And The Boatmen (approx. 1.6 miles away); How Did They Get Boats Back For The Next Ride? (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keeseville.
 
Regarding Mineral Spring. The former mineral spring pavilion building at this site currently houses a barber shop.
 
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1. Keeseville Mineral Spring. At one time near this site, there was a natural mineral spring that brought fame and regional acclaim to the rural hamlet of Keeseville, New York. As early as the 1870s it was clear that water from this spring was far from ordinary, with many stating that it possessed medicinal properties. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Keeseville’s History. This building incorporates the original pavilion erected over the mineral spring from the time the waters were first commercialized. The Keeseville Mineral Spring was locally famous for its salubrious
Mineral Spring Marker (<i>former pavilion building on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2019
3. Mineral Spring Marker (former pavilion building on left)
water; patrons flocked here seeking the purported therapeutic benefits of drinking the water. It was later bottled and widely distributed as Dietade, forerunner to the local Pepsi franchise. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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